It is usually contained in the form of a letter from a Testator to his Executors, privately informing them of testamentary
intentions on his part which he has not thought proper openly to acknowledge in his will.
Lastly, to put all the elements of this affair before you, here is the testamentary
letter itself, superscrived by the own hand of our departed brother.
Have you considered my daughter's station in life, the projects I may contemplate for her advancement, the testamentary
intentions I may have with reference to her?
I have had the honour and pleasure, Sir, of being concerned against you in some little testamentary
Mr Lillyvick stood higher than ever; for he had shown his power; hinted at his property and testamentary
intentions; gained great credit for disinterestedness and virtue; and, in addition to all, was finally accommodated with a much larger tumbler of punch than that which Newman Noggs had so feloniously made off with.
Mortimer replies, that by special testamentary
clause it would then go to the old servant above mentioned, passing over and excluding the son; also, that if the son had not been living, the same old servant would have been sole residuary legatee.
But if he had really shown her any testamentary
tenderness, it would be affecting to think of him, poor man, when he was gone; and even his foolish fuss about the flowers and garden-stuff, and his insistence on the subject of snails, would be touching when it was once fairly at an end.
Why, to see whether the portrait of their ancestor still keeps its place upon the wall, in compliance with his testamentary
Frankly we did our best to prevent such a testamentary
disposition, and pointed out certain contingencies that might leave her daughter either penniless or not so free as she should be to act regarding a matrimonial alliance.
Krook's being "continually in liquor," and the testamentary
prospects of the young man are, as usual, the staple of their conversation.
At last he said, blinking as if in bodily distress: "Well, if that is so, sir, you need do no more than take the testamentary
paper you spoke of and go.
She was given to changing her mind as to her testamentary
dispositions, now benefiting one, now another member of her family.